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Author Gonzalez-Salzberg, Damian A., author.

Title Sexuality and transsexuality under the European Convention on Human Rights : a queer reading of human rights law / Damian A Gonzalez Salzberg.

Published Oxford : Hart, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KC 201 T7 Q2 SALZ    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 229 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.
Contents 1 An Introduction to Queer(ing) Human Rights Law p. 1 -- I Method and the Methodology of the Book p. 3 -- II European Court of Human Rights p. 5 -- III Homosexuality and Transsexuality before the Court p. 8 -- IV A (Working) Definition of Queer Theory p. 12 -- V Queer Legal Theory p. 22 -- VI Queering Human Rights Law p. 24 -- 2 Courts Conception of Gender p. 28 -- II Sexed/Gendered Subject of Human Rights p. 32 -- III Legal Meaning of Sex p. 33 -- IV Reconstructing the Legal Meaning of Gender p. 42 -- V Transsexual Creation of Surgery and the Law p. 47 -- VI A Human Right to Gender Affirming Surgery? p. 51 -- VII Overcoming a Genitocentric Case Law p. 53 -- VIII Revisiting the Gender In-Between p. 55 -- 3 (Homo)Sexuality before the Court p. 59 -- II (Hetero)Sexual Subject of Human Rights p. 60 -- III Protection of Another Sexual Identity p. 61 -- IV Homosexuality as a Public Identity p. 69 -- V Court's (Western) Understanding of Sexuality p. 74 -- VI Construction of a Sexual Predisposition p. 80 -- VII A (Mutable) Immutable Sexuality p. 84 -- VIII Narratives of Homosexual Identity p. 89 -- 4 LGBT Families and Non-discrimination p. 94 -- II Prohibition of Discrimination under the Convention p. 97 -- III Privileged Heterosexual Married Couple p. 102 -- IV Protection of the 'Family in the Traditional Sense' p. 106 -- V Homonormativity as an LGBT Strategy p. 110 -- VI Problems with (Non-)Discrimination p. 113 -- 5 Of Marriage, Partnerships and Parenthood (and Marriage Once Again) p. 120 -- II Heterosexual Right to Marry p. 122 -- III Heterosexual(ising) Marriage's History p. 128 -- IV LGBT Parenthood p. 140 -- 6 A Queer(er) Human Rights Jurisprudence p. 158 -- II Same-Sex Marriage before the Court p. 160 -- III Revisiting Transsexual Marriage after Goodwin p. 165 -- IV Que(e)rying the Privileged Character of Marriage p. 172 -- V Re-thinking Second-Parent Adoption p. 177.
Summary "This book undertakes a critical analysis of international human rights law through the lens of queer theory. It pursues two main aims: first, to make use of queer theory to illustrate that the field of human rights law is underpinned by several assumptions that determine a conception of the subject of human rights as gendered and sexual in specific ways. This gives rise to multiple legal and social consequences, some of which challenge the very idea of universality of human rights. And second, the book proposes that human rights law can actually benefit from a better understanding of queer critiques, since queer insights can help human rights to further approach its aim of universality. In order to achieve these main aims the book focuses on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the leading legal authority in the field of international human rights law. The use of queer theory as the theoretical approach for these tasks serves to deconstruct several aspects of the Court's jurisprudence dealing with gender, sexuality, and the nuclear family, to later suggest possible paths to reconstruct such features in a queer(er) and more universal manner"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950 November 5)
Sexual rights -- Europe.
Sexual minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe.
Transsexuals -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Europe.
Human rights -- Europe.
ISBN 9781509914937 (hardback)
1509914935 (hardback)